Medical Malpractice Education Program March 29

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It's not to late to register for the Medical Malpractice: Court is Now in Session education program scheduled for Thursday, March 29th.  This one-day program will help providers understand how resident records can be used in a courtroom trial as evidence to prove or disprove medical negligence to a jury. The program will feature attorneys John Peterson, Michael Olszewski and the Honorable T.J. Markow, retired Judge of the Richmond Circuit Court, who will preside over a “Mock Trial” based on an actual case in a Virginia facility.

Even when a staff member is not named as a defendant in a court case, the person can be subpoenaed for depositions and trial appearances. While no one anticipates a law suit, be prepared.  This could happen to you or your facility!

Plan to attend and learn about:

  • Virginia‘s Medical Malpractice Act and how the law impacts providers
  • Steps to minimize exposure to medical malpractice
  • The importance of documentation in medical negligence cases
  • What to expect as a defendant in a lawsuit
  • Strategies employed by both plaintiff and defense attorneys in a “mock trial”

In addition, this is a reminder that licensed administrators must complete their continuing education requirement by March 31st by attending NAB approved programs.  Register today for the Medical Malpractice – Court is Now in Session program approved for 5 NAB credits.

More specific information about the program is available here.